I interviewed onsite with a company early last week. The total number of rounds were 2 Phone + 5 onsite.
I got an email reply to my "Thank you" mail saying I could expect to hear back from them regarding the next steps this week. I initially took this line to be something positive.
But having not heard from them this week, it looks like talking about "next steps" is just a generic phrase. It could go either ways.
What does "next step" actually mean for recruiters?